Level 4 number
Anno’s mysterious multiplying jar, by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa AnnoPublisher: Penguin Putman ISBN: 0698117530
This book may no longer be available for purchase. Activity based on this book. 

Description  This is a simple and colourful demonstration of the concept of factorials within a fantasy world inside a single jar.  
Mathematics  Factorials.  
The number devil: A mathematical adventure, by Hans Magnus EnzensbergerPublisher: Granta Books ISBN: 9781862078284


Description 
Follow 12 yearold Robert as he does battle with his attitude to maths each night in his dreams as he is visited by The Number Devil. An illustrated novel that presents complex (and simple) mathematical concepts in engaging ways.


Mathematics  Number, algebra, sequence, prime, squares, decimals.  
Maths curse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane SmithPublisher: Viking Juvenile ISBN: 9780670861941


Description 
A child sees the maths problems in everything in their daily life.


Mathematics  Problems linked to multiple aspects of mathematics.  
Fibonacci’s cows, by Ray GalvinPublisher: Shortland Publications ISBN: 0790125501
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Description 
A short illustrated novella that introduces Fibonacci’s key ideas including the Fibonacci number sequence, the Golden Angle and the Golden Number.


Mathematics  Proportion, ratio, sequence, angle.  
Big numbers, by Mary and John GribbinPublisher: Wizard Books ISBN: 1840464313


Description 
An illustrated series of short nonfiction articles on topics involving very large and very small numbers. It all depends on what you’re measuring.


Mathematics  Measurement, large numbers, decimals, million, time size, distance.  
A story of natural numbers, by David DemantPublisher: Black Dog Books ISBN: 9781742030289
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Description 
A graphically engaging and colourful illustrated nonfiction book about 0123456789, their history, uses and power.


Mathematics  Natural numbers, calculation, bases, number systems.  
Murderous maths numbers: the key to the universe, by Kjartan PoskittPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 9781407107110


Description 
One of the Murderous Maths large series of humourous nonfiction books that explore the world of mathematics with cartoons, engaging and quirky contexts and diagrams. Filled with puzzles and problems and “no boring sums!”.


Mathematics  Number, algebra, bases, sequences, calculation.  
50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Mathematics, by Anne RooneyPublisher: Quercus Books UK (2011) ISBN: 9780857386021
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Description  A book for kids aged 1013, about how mathematical concepts are applied in real life contexts using humour, graphics and clear explanations. Each of the 50 topics is covered over a 23 page spread. Topics include: How to crack a code (prime numbers), How to swat a fly (Cartesian plane), How to build a bridge (geometry of arches).  
Mathematics 
Ratios, fractions, multiplication, formulas, place value.

Level 4 algebra
The rabbit problem, by Emily GravettPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9781442412552


Description  The Fibonacci sequence is explored by a family of rabbits over the course of one year.  
Mathematics  Number patterns. 
Level 4 geometry
A cloak for the dreamer, by Aileen FriedmanPublisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780590489874


Description  The tailor's three sons explore shapes that fit together as they make cloaks for the Archduke.  
Mathematics  Tesselation.  
Zoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140557749


Description  A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement.  
Mathematics  Transformation.  
ReZoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140556940


Description  A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement  
Mathematics  Transformation.  
The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905


Description  The discovery of the Terracotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume.  
Mathematics  Volume, space.  
The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806


Description  The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army.  
Mathematics  Area, 2D shape. 
Level 4 measurement
Counting on Frank, by Rod ClementPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) ISBN: 039570393X
Activity based on this book. 

Description  A boy asks and answers questions such as "how long a line will my ball point pen draw?", and "how many humpback whales would fit in my house?"  
Mathematics 
Measurement.
Enlargement.


How big is it? A book all about bigness, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918081
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Description  This is an exploration of the comparative size of “big” things when they are set alongside common or well known references.  
Mathematics  Length, volume, area.  
How fast is it? A zippy book all about speed, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 0439918677
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Description  This is an exploration of the comparative speed of very fast and very slow things when they are compared to common or well known references.  
Mathematics  Rate, distance, time.  
How strong is it? A mighty book all about strength, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918669
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Description  This is an exploration of the comparative strength of “strong” things when they are compared to common or well known references.  
Mathematics  Rate, mass.  
The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905


Description  The discovery of the Terracotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume.  
Mathematics  Volume, space.  
The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806


Description  The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army.  
Mathematics  Area, 2D shape.  
The Warlord's Messengers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589802713


Description  As a deadline looms the characters must use their knowledge of rate and velocity to insure they arrive at the banquet on time.  
Mathematics  Rate, speed.  
The Warlord's Alarm, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589803787


Description  In a time without clocks, the characters have to find a way to create an alarm that ensures they wake up in time. The answer is a water clock!  
Mathematics  Time, rate. 
Level 4 statistics
If the world was a village: A book about the world’s people, by David J. SmithPublisher: Kids Can ISBN: 1550747797
Activity based on this book. 

Description  This book asks the reader to shrink that population to 100 people, a village, keeping the proportions intact and imagine what the village looks like.  
Mathematics  Populations, percentages.  
Anno’s three little pigs, by Mitsumasa Anno and Tuyosi MoriPublisher: Bodley Head Children's Books ISBN: 03070308980
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Description  Socrates the wolf is trying to locate one of the three little pigs. He explores combinations and permutations in the process.  
Mathematics  Combinations and permutations.  
World WatchPublisher: Harper Collins (2012) ISBN: 9780007488223


Description  Collins has compiled a wide range of statistics about world populations and presented them in a colourful and engaging way with infographics representing the proportional relationships within the data. Statistics on population, education and health, economy, environment and development are presented. It includes tables of individual countries data and a glossary.  
Mathematics 
Statistics, graphs, percentages.
